Reading is great and all, but when you’re at the gym or on a long car ride or tired from work—that isn’t really an option. At the same time, we’re always telling ourselves to reduce the amount of TV binge-watching we do.
We want to be informed, but we’re busy. Sometimes you just want to listen to a good show and learn something without a lot of effort, you know? Instead of getting bogged down with the news or an audiobook, opt for something bite-sized like a sex-positive podcast.
Hosts of some of the greatest shows out there have rounded up the coolest sex-positive people, educators, performers, writers, and media folk to get the skinny on all things related to human sexuality.
Check out this list of the best sex podcasts you can subscribe to right now.
Why Are People Into That?
Former sex worker and media maker, Tina Horn, hosts "Why Are People Into That?" A podcast that explores all of the weird sexual things people are into and why. It asks some of the harder, more embarrassing questions we’re afraid to ask. It gets to the bottom of your most pressing inquires. Her guests range from blowjob experts to strippers to gangbang pornographers—and conversation is certainly candid. Her latest episode features monster fetish (???)…so you know you want to listen.
The Future of Sex
Bryony Cole hosts a podcast with the world’s foremost thought leaders on the future of sex and tech, and how the two intersect. From Real Dolls to using technology to be intimate with a long distance partner, everything you’ve ever wanted to know about sex and where it's headed is right here in this radio show. While the podcast has shifted into a more “live broadcast and event” space, it continues to be one of the most interesting shows out there. Subscribe to keep up with the latest episodes, and be sure to follow Bryony on social media to see her latest adventures around the world.
All We Cannot Say
This bi-monthly podcast covers a wide range of topics from love, to sex, to sex work, to heartbreak. Founder, Camilla Ruth, has a knack for getting guests to open up about all kinds of topics while keeping conversation relatable—and her picks for features never disappoint. From pleasure-based sexual education for teens to the stigma surrounding porn, this show both enlightens and entertains. Be sure to subscribe to the "All We Cannot Say" newsletter, Well-Versed, for incredible sex-positive reading and listening recommendations.
Sex with Emily
Sexologist Dr. Emily Morse is somewhat of a podcast legend—everyone in the sex-positive community knows and respects her. Her show, Sex with Emily, offers listens a combination of guest commentary and much-needed advice from Emily herself. She even interacts with listeners live on the show to work through their dilemmas. Emily has a way of making even your most embarrassing sex questions feel normal and validated.
Sex Out Loud
Tristan Taormino is like your fabulous, sex-positive auntie—ready to guide you along the path of sexual knowledge. Her podcast, "Sex Out Loud," brings light to a range of sex-related topics and questions from listeners. Guests have included Margaret Chou and Kandi Burruss. New episodes drop every Friday at 8pm EST.
The Guys We F*cked
Duo Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson host "The Guys We F*cked," the anti-slut shaming podcast that aims to liberate people to be their sexually explorative selves. This show is nothing but real talk, so if you’re faint of heart, you might want to prepare yourself. Corinne and Krystyna spend the first half of the show reading and answering listener emails, which is our favorite part of the show, followed by guest interviews. They even wrote a book called Fcked* which you should definitely buy yourself for as a holiday present.
Sex With Strangers
"Sex With Strangers" is not your average radio show. Host Chris Sowa takes listeners to on-location destinations to learn about sex in different places. Chris does man-on-the-street style interviews combined with regular guest interviews to deliver a truly unique podcast experience. He once took listeners inside a famous porn studio and interviewed the staff while on a tour. His latest episode explores sex in Tokyo. Give it a listen.
World famous sex columnist, Dan Savage, offers hilarious and poignant political commentary followed by reader and listener Q&As. He carries the show himself, rarely inviting guests. And trust us, it doesn’t matter. Known for his sharp wit and to-the-point advice, Dan delivers every time. Don’t sleep on this show.
Horizontal with Lila
Lila Donnolo lies in bed with a variety of guests, having literal conversations in the horizontal position. Lila is a sex-positive member of New York’s Hacienda House, a communal group that lives together, hosting a variety of sexual education events and parties. Needless to say, Lila knows some interesting people and the guests on her show are both colorful and knowledgeable. Season 1 ended in October, but we’re waiting with bated breath for season 2 to launch.